April 12, 2021 — Light Up the Night and Your Neighborhood

Dearest Friends, 

The Regional Bahá’í Council of the Midwestern States is pleased to invite you and your friends to join us Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for the Racial Justice and Unity Forum, “Light Up the Night & Unite Your Neighborhood,” with Akinlana DaDa and Gayle Bevill-DaDa.

Akin and Gayle will share insights they have gained from grassroots community-building initiatives in their neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. These efforts were inspired by messages from the Bahá’í World Centre to contribute to the betterment of the world at the local level. They felt a deep desire to get to know their neighbors and have their neighbors come to know them. They tried to form a junior youth program in January of 2020, but then Covid 19 hit. They wondered what they could do to uplift their neighborhood and continue to build relationships even during the pandemic. Taking one small step at a time led to numerous creative developments resulting in new friendships and activities.  

Akin and Gayle have been married for 25 years. Akinlana DaDa ran a Chem Lab for quality control for 32 years and is now retired. An accomplished percussionist, he has spent the last 15 years studying, performing and teaching the rhythms of the Mande culture of West Africa. Gayle Bevill-DaDa is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified play therapist with a private practice in Fort Wayne for the past 25 years.  

Please register using the link below. Feel free to use the flyer to invite your friends, neighbors and/or colleagues to join us. For those who accept your invitation, please make sure they register. 

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to your friends.

Registration Link: Light Up the Night and Your Neighborhood

It will help our planning group if you register as soon as possible but no later than Thursday April 8. Logon information will be sent only to people who register in advance.

With loving regards, 
Racial Justice and Unity Learning Group